Famous Writers Quotes About Friendship & Friends

02 Oct 2020 By Cool & Famous Quotes

True friends are the rare people who find you in a dark place and take you back to the light, Friendships are one of the most important things in life you are given an opportunity to choose whom you let into your life and whom you allow yourself to love & support

Remember, true friendship is difficult to obtain, it is important that you always remind your friends how important they are to you

We’ve compiled a list of popular author & novelists about friend & friendships. Enjoy.


But Piglet is so small that he slips into a pocket, where it is very comfortable to feel him when you are not quite sure whether twice seven is twelve or twenty-two.
–A.A. Milne

sayings, famous,  friendship and friends quotes A wise man gets more use from his enemies than...


A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
–Baltasar Gracián


This book taught me, once and for all, how easily you can escape this world with the help of words! You can find friends between the pages of a book, wonderful friends.
–Cornelia Funke


Friends ask you questions; enemies question you.
–Criss Jami


Nothing of real worth can ever be bought. Love, friendship, honour, valour, respect. All these things have to be earned.
–David Gemmell


Things that matter are not easy. Feelings of happiness are easy. Happiness is not. Flirting is easy. Love is not. Saying you’re friends is easy. Being friends is not.
–David Levithan


The foundation of adult trust is not "You will never hurt me." It is "I trust myself with whatever you do."
–David Richo


Like all of my friends, she's a lousy judge of character.
–David Sedaris


If I had to choose between betraying my country and betraying my friend, I hope I should have the guts to betray my country.
–E.M. Forster


There is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul.
–Edith Wharton



No man can be called friendless who has God and the companionship of good books.
–Elizabeth Barrett Browning


A wise parent humors the desire for independent action, so as to become the friend and advisor when his absolute rule shall cease.
–Elizabeth Gaskell


Of all the means to insure happiness throughout the whole life, by far the most important is the acquisition of friends.

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A friend is someone whose face you can see in the dark.
–Frances O'Roark Dowell


A good writer possesses not only his own spirit but also the spirit of his friends.
–Friedrich Nietzsche


Friendship is thinking of the other person first.
–George Alexiou


Nobody sees a flower - really - it is so small it takes time - we haven't time - and to see takes time, like to have a friend takes time.
–Georgia O'Keeffe


He experienced the singular pleasure of watching people he loved fall in love with other people he loved.
–Hanya Yanagihara


Quizás aun no te comprenda. Pero, con un poco de tiempo, llegaré a entenderte. Y no habrá nadie en el mundo que te comprenda mejor que yo.
–Haruki Murakami


The language of Friendship is not words, but meanings.
–Henry David Thoreau


Hermione was screaming again: the sound went through Harry like physical pain.
–J.K. Rowling


Time that withers you will wither me. We will fall like ripe fruit and roll down the grass together. Dear friend, let me lie beside you watching the clouds until the earth covers us and we are gone.
–Jeanette Winterson


I can do this… I can start over. I can save my own life and I’m never going to be alone as long as I have stars to wish on and people to still love.
–Jennifer Elisabeth


I want to be the best version of myself for anyone who is going to someday walk into my life and need someone to love them beyond reason.
–Jennifer Elisabeth


Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be.
–Jennifer Elisabeth


Stop trying to be less of who you are. Let this time in your life cut you open and drain all of the things that are holding you back.
–Jennifer Elisabeth


I met a boy whose eyes showed me that the past, present and future were all the same thing.
–Jennifer Elisabeth


A friend is someone who knows where all your bodies are buried. Because they're the ones who helped you put them there. And sometimes, if you're really lucky, they help you dig them back up.
–Jenny Lawson


Would you rather live one perfect day over and over or live your life with no perfect days but just decent ones?
–Jenny Han


Friends are the family you choose.
–Jess C. Scott


The friends you make in college are friends you'll have for life, even if you don't talk for years at a time.
–Jessica Park


I despise the rituals of fake friendship. I wish we could just claw each other's eyes out and call it a day; instead we put on huge radiant smiles and spout compliments until our teeth hurt from the saccharine sweetness of it all.
–Jody Gehrman


The world is so empty if one thinks only of mountains, rivers & cities; but to know someone who thinks & feels with us, & who, though distant, is close to us in spirit, this makes the earth for us an inhabited garden.
–Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


Be silent and safe — silence never betrays you; Be true to your word and your work and your friend; Put least trust in him who is foremost to praise you,Nor judge of a road till it draw to the end.
–John Boyle O'Reilly


...Despite the mayhem that followed, Bruno found that he was still holding Shmuel's hand in his own and nothing in the world would have persuaded him to let go.
–John Boyne


I hadn’t been in proper school in three years. My parents were my two best friends. My third best friend was an author who did not know I existed.
–John Green


It is an absolute human certainty that no one can know his own beauty or perceive a sense of his own worth until it has been reflected back to him in the mirror of another loving, caring human being.
–John Joseph Powell


Real friendship or love is not manufactured or achieved by an act of will or intention. Friendship is always an act of recognition.
–John O'Donohue


What is love? two souls and one flesh; friendship? two bodies and one soul.
–Joseph Roux


No human relation gives one possession in another—every two souls are absolutely different. In friendship or in love, the two side by side raise hands together to find what one cannot reach alone.
–Kahlil Gibran


That's what I love about Aibileen, she can take the most complicated things in life and wrap them up so small and simple, they'll fit right in your pocket.
–Kathryn Stockett


Remembering. Forgetting. I'm not sure which is worse.
–Kelley Armstrong


To make real friends you have to put yourself out there. Sometimes people will let you down, but you can't let that stop you. If you get hurt, you just pick yourself up, dust off your feelings, and try again.
–Kristin Hannah


Friends can make you feel that the world is smaller and less sneaky than it really is, because you know people who have similar experiences.
–Lemony Snicket


We need to remember what's important in life: friends, waffles, work. Or waffles, friends, work. Doesn't matter, but work is third.
–Leslie Knope


It was just that there was something newly powerful about this assembled family in the car. They were all growing up and into each other like trees striving together for the sun.
–Maggie Stiefvater



Two things you will never have to chase: True friends & true love.
–Mandy Hale


Even seasonal situations can bring with them lessons that last a lifetime. If the love doesn’t last, it prepares you for the one that will.
–Mandy Hale


We met less than a week ago and in that time I've done nothing but lie and cheat and betray you. I know. But if you give me a chance...all I want is to protect you. To be near you. For as long as I'm able.
–Marissa Meyer


I knew they would kill me when they found out, but… He struggled for words, releasing a sharp breath. I think I realized that I would rather die because I betrayed them, than live because I betrayed you.
–Marissa Meyer


If you surround yourself with the good and righteous, they can only raise you up. If you surround yourself with the others, they will drag you down into the doldrums of mediocrity, and they will keep you there, but only as long as you permit it.
–Mark Glamack


People will walk in and walk out of your life, but the one whose footstep made a long lasting impression is the one you should never allow to walk out.
–Michael Bassey Johnson


True love is not a hide and seek game: in true love, both lovers seek each other.
–Michael Bassey Johnson


True friends are those who came into your life, saw the most negative part of you, but are not ready to leave you, no matter how contagious you are to them.
–Michael Bassey Johnson


Never hold resentments for the person who tells you what you need to hear; count them among your truest, most caring, and valuable friends.
–Mike Norton


my friends don't seem to be friends at all but people whose phone numbers I haven't lost.
–Nick Hornby


Your truest friends are the ones who will stand by you in your darkest moments--because they're willing to brave the shadows with you--and in your greatest moments--because they're not afraid to let you shine.
–Nicole Yatsonsky


the world is not a pleasant place to be without someone to hold and be held by.
–Nikki Giovanni


I don't want to hurt you or anybody so please forget about me. Just try. Find yourself a better friend.
–Nina LaCour


You might be looking for reasons but there are no reasons.
–Nina LaCour


I love everything that is old; old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wines.
–Oliver Goldsmith


For someone like myself in whom the ability to trust others is so cracked and broken that I am wretchedly timid and am forever trying to read the expression on people's faces.
–Osamu Dazai


There are so many men, all endlessly attempting to sweep me off my feet. And there is one of you, trying just the opposite. Making sure my feet are firm beneath me, lest I fall.
–Patrick Rothfuss


I believe with all my heart that the cliches are true, that we are our own best friends and best company, and that if you're not right for yourself, it's impossible to be right for anyone.
–Rachel Machacek


You think that holding someone hard will bring them closer. You think that you can hold them so hard that you'll still feel them, embossed on you, when you pull away.Every time Eleanor pulled away from Park, she felt the gasping loss of him.
–Rainbow Rowell


Everything about her has to do with me.
–Richelle Mead


She had to go on this quest. The fate of the world might depend on it. But part of him wanted to say: Forget the world. He didn’t want to be without her.
–Rick Riordan


...writers are a savage breed, Mr. Strike. If you want life-long friendship and selfless camaraderie, join the army and learn to kill. If you want a lifetime of temporary alliances with peers who will glory in your every failure, write novels.
–Robert Galbraith


So long as we love we serve; so long as we are loved by others, I would almost say that we are indispensable; and no man is useless while he has a friend.
–Robert Louis Stevenson


I look back now and realize that the gift of a true friend is that she sees you not the way you see yourself or the way others see you. A true friend sees you for who you are and who you can become.
–Robin Jones Gunn


Nobody steals books but your friends.
–Roger Zelazny


If you claim to be a real friend then be real in your soul. If you claim to be fake then be an enemy instead.
–Santosh Kalwar


Friendship is selfless love, care, respect, and honor not a profitable opportunity.
–Santosh Kalwar


,the rest of the girls pretended not to notice. That's just what best friends do.
–Sara Shepard


Every life needs a little space. It leaves room for good things to enter it.
–Sarah Addison Allen


The process of falling in love at first sight is as final as it is swift in such a case, but the growth of true friendship may be a lifelong affair.
–Sarah Orne Jewett


A true friend is a gift from God. Since God doesn't exist, guess what? Neither do true friends.
–Scott Dikkers


True friends will always push you towards the great possibilities of your future, false friends will always chain you to the mistakes in your past.
–Seth Brown


Soul connections are not often found and are worth every bit of fight left in you to keep.
–Shannon L. Alder


The most intriguing people you will encounter in this life are the people who had insights about you, that you didn't know about yourself.
–Shannon L. Alder


When you loved someone and had to let them go, there will always be that small part of yourself that whispers, What was it that you wanted and why didn't you fight for it?
–Shannon L. Alder


When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.
–Shannon L. Alder



The moon will guide you through the night with her brightness, but she will always dwell in the darkness, in order to be seen.
–Shannon L. Alder


Love doesn't make the world go 'round; love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
–Shannon L. Alder


A best friend is the only one that walks into your life when the world has walked out.
–Shannon L. Alder


To be successful you need friends and to be very successful you need enemies.
–Sidney Sheldon


One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, and compassion
–Simone de Beauvoir


I give her the only honest and true answer I have."You're where I want to be."
–Simone Elkeles


If you can't be honest with your friends and colleagues and loved ones, then what is life all about?
–Sophie Kinsella


Relationships are all about trust and equality. If one person shares, then the other person should share, too.
–Sophie Kinsella


It's much easier to not know things sometimes. Things change and friends leave. And life doesn't stop for anybody.
–Stephen Chbosky


If you hang out with chickens, you're going to cluck and if you hang out with eagles, you're going to fly.
–Steve Maraboli


How would your life be different if…You walked away from gossip and verbal defamation? Let today be the day…You speak only the good you know of other people and encourage others to do the same.
–Steve Maraboli


I hate the way, once you start to know someone, care about them, their behavior can distress you, even when it's unreasonable and not your fault, even if you were really trying to be careful, tactful.
–Tanith Lee


Life is partly what we make it, and partly what it is made by the friends we choose.
–Tehyi Hsieh


Time doesn't take away from friendship, nor does separation.
–Tennessee Williams


She is a friend of my mind. She gather me, man. The pieces I am, she gather them and give them back to me in all the right order.
–Toni Morrison


You can love somebody without it being like that. You keep them a stranger, a stranger who's a friend.
–Truman Capote


...Who could refrain, That had a heart to love, and in that heart Courage to make love known?
–William Shakespeare


I've decided that I'm not going to try to squeeze myself into a friendship that hurts me anymore. I'm going to let her go and just be friends with people who make me feel good about myself.
–Zoe Sugg


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